[tex-live] Why is there cont-en.fmt in ~/.texlive2010/temf-var/web2c/... ?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Jun 2 08:39:54 CEST 2010

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Howdy,
> It appears that cont-en.fmt for pdftex and xetex is being built in
> ~/.texlive2010/texmf-var/.. rather than the base texmf-var tree. I
> found this out when I deleted the ~/.texlive2010 directory and
> contents from my system. This was never a problem with TL2009. Is
> there a reason those fmt files are being built there?

I get this:

[taco at ntg tmp]$ kpsewhich --progname=context --engine=pdftex cont-en.fmt
[taco at ntg tmp]$ kpsewhich --progname=context --engine=xetex cont-en.fmt

The formats were generated during installation yesterday (with
install-tl) and updated this morning (with tlmgr). So the question
is: how old are these formats you have in ~/.texlive2010 and how were
they generated?

As an aside: ~/.texlive2010 does have the mkiv format:


but that is how it should be.

Best wishes,

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